Jim Hogg Park is a campground with 142 campsites, group camping shelters, and convenient amenities on the north side of Lake Georgetown less than 30 miles north of Austin in central Texas. Lake Georgetown is a reservoir on the San Gabriel River, which was created for water supply and flood control purposes in 1979. Nowadays, it also offers a wide variety of outdoor recreational activities such as swimming, fishing, boating, canoeing, paddleboarding, kayaking, camping, picnicking, backpacking, mountain biking, hunting, and wildlife watching. If you’re an outdoor enthusiast, you’re going to have a blast here! Moreover, you can also take your dog to have a lot of fun together on the lakeshore.
Location and Access
Located in close proximity to Austin, Jim Hogg Park is a great place for a quick getaway from the city. Moreover, if you stay in the park and suddenly need something, you can always hop into Georgetown. Food stores and restaurants are nearby; Randalls and Walmart are just several miles away.
The park fills up quickly, so it’s better to make reservations in advance. The standard campsites cost from $20 to $36 per night depending on the season and amenities provided. Golden Age and Access Passports are accepted. It’s better to avoid checking out on Sundays and at the end of holiday periods since the lines can get really long.
There are campsites for tents as well as motorhomes. They include electric and water hookups as well as shaded picnic areas, fire pits, and barbecue grills. You can buy firewood on site. The campsites are spacious and clean and some of them feature beautiful lake views. You’ll have access to well-maintained bathrooms with flush toilets and hot showers, hike and bike trails, a dump station, and a boat ramp.
Like many other recreational destinations on Lake Georgetown, Jim Hogg Park is a little paradise for outdoor and watersport enthusiasts. The lake offers a wide range of activities and boating is probably the most popular of them. The park provides a boat ramp. Recreational fishing is another good choice; the lake contains smallmouth bass, black bass, white bass, white crappie, flathead catfish, channel catfish, and hybrid stripers. There is also a roped-off area for swimming.
If you’re fond of backpacking, you should try the 26-mile San Gabriel River Trail, winding through the scenic landscape around the lake. Hunting for whitetail deer and small game is available by permit. Birdwatching in the area is also quite enjoyable.
20 minutes from Georgetown, TX
45 minutes from Austin, TX
50 minutes from Temple, TX
Additionally, there's a number of beaches near Jim Hogg Park Beach which you can visit: